Iconic Inspiration: M.I.A

 

This look is inspired by artist M.I.A.. I’ve been a fan of both her music and style for many years now. In her latest video “Double Bubble Trouble” she wears an alphabet-print Moschino (circa 1990s) jacket and pants, paired with bright orange socks. I found a top that resembles the same print and paired black skinny pants, a studded fringe bag, and silver oxfords.

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Back to the 90s

Ahead of the Curve Bloggers is a collective of plus-size bloggers of varying shapes, sizes and styles. Once a month we choose a new fashion theme and show you different interpretations of it on our blogs. This month’s topic is “Back to School”.

My Back to School look is inspired by of one of the most popular sitcoms of the 90’s, “Saved by the Bell”. This hit show took place at fictional Bayside High School in California, and touched on important issues concerning the youth of our nation. The stars of the show were Zack (the heart throb) A.C. Slater (the jock) , Kelly (the popular cheerleader), Lisa (the gossiping fashionista), Screech(the nerd), & Jessie (the brainy feminist). Together these teenagers have made their mark in history as 90s pop icons.

The leading ladies of Saved by the Bell  had distinctively different personalities and style, but they all captured memorable fashions of the early 90s. Kelly Kapowski’s enviable collection of crop tops, Lisa Turtle’s knack for color-blocking, and Jessie Spano’s impeccable hair accessories are just a few of the fashion staples featured on the show.

   

Here’s my Saved by the Bell inspired look. Bright colors and bold prints dominated early 90’s fashion, and this Leslie Fay graffiti print top embodies that era. I paired it with a purple skirt, club master sunglasses, and pink earrings. Now I’m all geared up to hang out with the gang at “The Max” (in my dreams ..lol)

Click on the pic below to see how my fellow bloggers from Ahead of the Curve styled their back to school looks!

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1st Blogiversary! – A Year of Outfits

My first blogiversary is June 7th! To kick off the celebration I put together my favorite looks from the past year. If you want to see the original post click on the picture.  Stay tuned for more festivities coming up next week!

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August 2013

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September 2013

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October 2013

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January 2014

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February 2014

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March 2014

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April 2013

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May 2014

May 2014

Bold & Bright

Blazer- $6   Salvation Army, Virginia Beach

Dress- $5    DAV Thrift, Virginia Beach

Earrings – $1

Belt- $4   DAV Thrift, Virginia Beach

Purse- $6   Salvation Army, Virginia Beach

This vintage Willow Ridge blazer is by far one of the most unique pieces in my closet. I decided to play up the bright colors by pairing it with a fuschia dress & purple belt. I’m sure you can see me from a mile away! LoL

Tribal Trend

Tribal trends are in! African-inspired textiles have taken the fashion world by storm. This exotic style is usually paired with warm tones and rich accessories. Eye-catching, bold prints are fun to wear, and easy to style several ways!

 

 

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Blazer- Intriguing Threads $2, DAV Thrift Store, Virginia Beach

Shirt- Closet

Shorts- Venezia Jeans, $5, Thrift USA, Norfolk

Shoes- CATO Fashions, $10, Family Thrift Center, Virginia Beach

Necklace- $8, Thrift USA, Norfolk

Earrings- $1, Yard Sale Shop, Virginia Beach

Here are some cool Tribal Print Blazers

80s Oversize Southwestern Print Blazer

70s Tribal Print Blazer

Ethnic Blazer

 

After years of thrifting, I am now convinced that each garment I buy was destined for me to find. The forces of the Universe have allowed me to be at the right place, at the right time to find all of these one-of-a-kind pieces. This oversized shirt is another garment that was waiting on the rack for me. It fits my figure perfectly!

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Photography: Lisa DeNoia

Shirt- Thrift $5

Skirt- Forever21 $10

Sandals- Cato $10